The conversation gets lively and somewhat ridiculous when Ellie and Bethany share a cup of coffee (or four) over Ellie’s kitchen table. They not only have fun at The Money Millhouse, their conversations about saving money, couples communication, spend plans, super heroes and more make you feel like you are drinking coffee right along with them. Coffee, friends, money, sometimes random singing… what could be better?
Season 3 Finale
Bethany and Ellie celebrate the season finale of The Money Millhouse by recapping their favorite episodes and guests.
They also reflect on fun memories of the season as well as looking ahead at exciting things to come.
For more information, visit the show notes at http://themoneymillhouse.com/season-3-finale
Raising Money-Savvy Kids with Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner
In the next-to-last episode of the season, Doug Nordman returns to The Money Millhouse, but this time he is accompanied by his daughter Carol Pittner. Bethany and Ellie love having another multi-generational financial family in the Millhouse as they discuss the different approaches each family took.
Doug explains how he was able to teach Carol about money through the "Bank of Carol" and the concept of a Kid 401k. Carol also explains the main takeaways from her childhood money education and what she plans to pass down to her child. Bethany and Ellie also discuss some of the money-teaching tools Ellie used to raise Bethany, as well as what Bethany plans to continue with the next generation.
Doug and Carol share the concept behind their new book they wrote together called Raising Your Money-Savvy Family For Next Generation Financial Independence, coming in spring 2020 from ChooseFI Media.
For more information, visit the show notes at http://themoneymillhouse.com/raising-money-savvy-kids-doug-nordman-carol-pittner
The Joy of Budgeting
Budgeting is one of the subjects the ladies of The Money Millhouse love talking about the most—partly because it helped Ellie pay of $40,000 of debt in 2.5 years, and because it is something both ladies love implementing in their homes.
Bethany and Ellie start the show discussing their budgets and how Bethany’s is changing with the upcoming arrival of a new baby. They also touch on how their budgets have changed in the pandemic, and where they are spending less money than normal as well as where they are spending more. Bobbi Olson joins the conversation talking about how she met Ellie—and how Ellie inspired her long before they met personally.
Bobbie also talks about the joys of budgeting for her and what it has allowed her to do in her life financially. She shares her “money toolbox” and how that has helped her with her finances, as well as how strict she is about her budget when it comes to every day expenses.
For more, visit the show notes at http://themoneymillhouse.com/joy-of-budgeting-bobbi-olson-centsable-chat
The Regenerative Life with Carol Sanford of The Regenerative Business Development Community
Life doesn’t stop during a pandemic, but it certainly changes a bit! Bethany and Ellie begin this weeks episode discussing how their lives have change in the last month of sheltering in place. Bethany shares a story of kindness from a stranger in a line for Trader Joe’s.
Carol Sanford joins then to discuss how to have a Regenerative Life, which is also the title of her latest book. She approaches the topic of “heroes” in our society and a non-heroic approach to a world-changing life. She shares how to view life and career in a different way than what we are used to, including how to view life if you are a “disrupter”.
For more information, visit the show notes at https://themoneymillhouse.com/regenerative-life-with-carol-sanford-of-the-regenerative-business-development-community
Financial Feminism Pt. 2 with Tanja Hester of Our Next Life and The Fairer Cents
Join Ellie and Bethany in week two of their discussion with Tanja Hester about Financial Feminism.
This week they focus on women in the workplace. Ellie and Bethany give examples of situations they encounter frequently as Tanja gives suggestions on how we can better combat the current climate.
For more information, visit the show notes at https://themoneymillhouse.com/financial-feminism-tanja-hester-our-nextz-life-fairer-cents-part-2
Financial Feminism Pt. 1 with Tanja Hester of Our Next Life and The Fairer Cents
What is Financial Feminism and should it mean something to me?
Bethany and Ellie are joined this week in the Millhouse by Tanja Hester, author of Work Optional and creator of Our Next Life blog and The Fairer Cents podcast in a special two part series on Financial Feminism. This week they focus on Women and money in the home--specifically the roles women normally take when it comes to money.
Tanja started her podcast because she felt like there were conversations that were not being had in the financial space when it comes to the unloved playing field and economic inequality. Tanja defines feminism as women and men are equal and that we are going to create a society and systems that uphold equality, even though the word often comes with unnecessary baggage.
There are so many connections between finances and feminizes, and Tanja identifies a few of them. One of them is that men are often entrusted with "high finances" decisions, like where to invest their money, and women are often entrusted with the "low finance" decisions like how to stretch the grocery budget or how to clip coupons.
They also talk about the stigma associated with women making major financial decisions and the idea of who is the bread winner. Tanja gives words for Ellie and Bethany to use when in situations where they may need to push back on perceived sexist comments and conversations without coming across overly bossy or dominant as a woman.
Bethany and Ellie end the discussion talking about how stay at home moms have as much right and access to the money eared by their family even though they aren't the ones bringing in the money. Ellie shares how when she was a SAHM, she never felt like it was "his money" and "her money," but always "our money."
Join the conversation next week as Tanja is in the Millhouse again talking about women in business.
For more information, visit the show notes at https://themoneymillhouse.com/financial-feminism-tanja-hester-our-nextz-life-fairer-cents-part-1